Fahrenheit 451
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    Fahrenheit 451  (English, Paperback, RAY BRADBURY)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Del Rey
    • ISBN: 9780345342966, 0345342968
    • Edition: 1stEdition, 1987
    • Pages: 208
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    Description
    Internationally acclaimed with more than 5 million copies in print, Fahrenheit 451 is Ray Bradbury's classic novel of censorship and defiance, as resonant today as it was when it was first published nearly 50 years ago.

    Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires...

    The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning ... along with the houses in which they were hidden.

    Guy Montag enjoyed his job. He had been a fireman for ten years, and he had never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs nor the joy of watching pages consumed by flames... never questioned anything until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid.

    Then he met a professor who told him of a future in which people could think... and Guy Montag suddenly realized what he had to do!

    About The Author
    Ray Bradbury is America's foremost writer of science fiction and fantasy. Among his most popular adult books are Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, and Death is a Lonely Business. In addition, he has written several books for children, including Switch on the Night. In recognition of his stature in the world of literature and the impact he has had on so many for so many years, Bradbury was awarded the National Book Foundation's 2000 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and the National Medal of Arts in 2004.
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    Book Details
    • Imprint
      • Del Rey
    • Publication Year
      • 1987
    Contributors
    • Author
      • RAY BRADBURY
    • Author Info

      • Ray Bradbury is America's foremost writer of science fiction and fantasy. Among his most popular adult books are Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, and Death is a Lonely Business. In addition, he has written several books for children, including Switch on the Night. In recognition of his stature in the world of literature and the impact he has had on so many for so many years, Bradbury was awarded the National Book Foundation's 2000 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and the National Medal of Arts in 2004.

        He lives in Los Angeles.
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    Beautifully written.

    When it comes to dystopian fiction, I will say I still prefer 1984 by George Orwell, but this is a review for this book.

    Its not a very extensive book, an average reader could probably wrap it up in a few hours.

    For me the best part in this book was when the author spoke about the importance and beauty of books. I have never read more beautiful words that describe what power words and imagination have.

    The author at the time was pretty taken by what the TV will turn the world into. In th...
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    Alisha Kalra

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    A great book from a great mind...

    Ray Bradbury's short stories are some of the best I have ever read. They are creepy but are a great way to look into the evolution of the classical american short story form that has revolutionised literature as we know it today. It took me a while to get around to reading it but I finally gave Farenheit 451 a shot and by the time I completed it I was glad I had done so.
    The bleak and dystopian future painted by Bradbury is evocative of a creative mind bemoaning the loss of originality all ar...
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    Pranav Rohit Kasinath Madhurabharatula

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